Following heavy rains, flooding was reported Friday along Stranger Creek in Leavenworth County.

Following heavy rains, flooding was reported Friday along Stranger Creek in Leavenworth County.

Leavenworth County Emergency Management Director Chuck Magaha said fields were flooded and a number of roads were closed.

"There's a lot of flooding going on," Magaha said.

Magaha said he had received no reports of structures being damaged by floodwaters.

By 1:30 p.m. Friday, Stranger Creek had reached 20.96 feet at Easton, placing the creek in what is considered a moderate flood stage, according to a National Weather Service website.

Stranger Creek reaches its flood stage in the Easton area at 17 feet.

By 1:45 p.m., the creek had reached 27.22 feet near Tonganoxie, placing it in a minor flood stage for this area.

The creek reaches its flood stage in the Tonganoxie area at 23 feet.

Magaha said many of the major east-west roads that cross the creek in Leavenworth County were closed Friday because of flooding. Among the roads that were closed were Kansas 192 Highway, Kansas 92 Highway, Dempsey Road and Jarbalo Road.

Magaha said flooding prevented residents of Easton from exiting from the east side of their town.

"They have to go west out of town," he said.

The flooding followed storms that passed through the county Thursday.

Kim Buchanan, deputy director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management, said as much as 4.7 inches of rain fell in west central Leavenworth County. About four inches of rain was recorded in the city of Leavenworth.

The Missouri River also was on the rise Friday. By 2 p.m., it had reached 16.73 feet in Leavenworth. A forecast on a NWS website predicted the river will continue to rise and crest at 21.5 feet. The river's flood stage for the Leavenworth area is 20 feet.

More rain may be ahead. A NWS forecast for Leavenworth indicated there will chances of rain and thunderstorms for much of the next week.

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